The symposium will take place on Tuesday 8 and Thursday 10 February 2022 from 09:00 UTC to 13:40 UTC each day. No meeting will take place on Wednesday 9 February.
Additional information for Members:
The Chair will welcome participants and the meeting will agree its agenda.
This agenda item will review progress against the 2017–2021 Strategic Plan (SC-CAMLR-XXXVI/BG/40).
Following the proposal in SC-CAMLR-40/01, this agenda item will address the key question: “What are the most pressing issues for SC-CAMLR to provide advice to the Commission on over the next 5 years, and when can they be delivered by the Scientific Committee and its working groups?”
Following the proposal in SC-CAMLR-40/01, this agenda item will provide an opportunity to review our operating practices, including Working Group structure and terms of reference, to ensure they are fit for purpose. The Symposium will also consider ways to increase scientific engagement to progress strategic work through outreach and capacity building, including the CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship Scheme and Scientific Capacity Building Funds, and how to best engage with the broader Antarctic scientific community.
The proposal in SC-CAMLR-40/01 is for the Chair to develop a Chair’s Summary of the Symposium and submit this to all working group meetings in 2022. Following the approach adopted in 2016 (SC-CAMLR-XXXV, paragraph 13.20), the Chair proposes to work with Vice-Chairs and Conveners to take Symposium outcomes and working group feedback into account and develop a new 5-year Strategic Plan for consideration by the Scientific Committee at SC-CAMLR-41.